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The Course—Fun and Engaging Golf

“Galt really taught me to manage my game and helped me to think carefully about my shots.”

— PGA Tour winner Ian Leggatt

“A 6,400-yard golf course can hold its own, with greens that are interesting and full of character.”


“As I played each hole, I appreciated the design and its challenges and couldn’t wait to see what the next hole had in store. I’m a big fan of straightforward courses without trickery—pure, simple courses that are a delight to walk and take strategy to play well.”

— Kay Cockerill, two-time U.S. Amateur winner, Golf Channel commentator


Thompson’s Genius

Touched by Stanley Thompson, the greatest golf architect in the country’s history, then at the height of his powers, Galt is a classic, with holes defined by magnificent mature trees, a rocky quarry, and finishing with subtle greens that only reveal themselves to those paying careful attention.

Parkland Perfection

Wandering down to the Grand River for its incredible finale, Galt is pure golf, a throwback course that has been loved by members for more than a century.

“I love the way it sets into the landscape and I enjoy the ease in which you can get around the course. I love the fact I cannot score here, but I think I should.”

—Ian Andrew, Golf Architect

Course creators: A Storied History

In many ways, the history of Canadian golf design can be found in the evolution of the course at Galt starting with its origins as golf began to take hold in the country at the turn of the 20 th century.


Percy Barrett

The designer of the original nine holes in 1906, Barrett was a noted club professional from England who was working in Toronto at the time. He set the initial holes on an intriguing tract of land next to the Grand River.


Stanley Thompson

Canada’s most legendary designer, and the man behind great courses like St. George’s, Banff, and Jasper Park Lodge, Thompson expanded Galt in 1930. Thompson’s genius is on display in the crafty and sporty routing that highlights the magnificent landforms. Thompson’s vision of the course remains to this very day.


Robert Moote

A former associate of Stanley Thompson, Moote guided Galt in the year’s after Thompson’s death in 1953.


Ian Andrew

Canada’s leading restoration architect, Andrew has consulted with Galt for more than 20 years. The club asked Andrew to reconceive several holes on the back nine, linking them more closely with the Grand River. In recent years Andrew has helped create the club’s practice facility.